Hellooooooo. Look at me, I finally finally made adobo. Kind of…sort of like dad’s adobo. Adobo is a Filipino dish made of meat marinated in vinegar, soy sauce and garlic. It’s super duper popular that it’s sort of a national dish in the Philippines, so it’s pretty awesome when a non-Filipino tells me they know the dish.
Anyways being a very normal dish to eat at home I didn’t really think about learning it. Why cook it if someone in the house can make it better and that I will enjoy? Hahah.
So why the sudden adobo learning? Dad. Dad’s adobo is pretty awesome but being in recovery mode for his leg, cooking would be such a hassle with the crutches and all. Adobo duties were then passed on to me. For convenience. Dad enumerated what to do and I did them (sometimes doing some himself because he just likes it better that way…like mom in our Tokwa’t Baboy chronicles – parents sheesh hahah.)
Here’s how I learnt easy adobo.
This is my first time to make adobo (and also the first time for dad to teach me a Filipino dish, yay!) so I’m going to add this to Our Growing Edge, a monthly blogging event to encourage us to try new food related things. This month’s host is Medha from Mimi’s Mommy
700g chicken nibbles
700g gizzard, cleaned (you can skip this and just use just chicken)
1 onion, sliced
1 whole garlic, crushed
1 cup vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tsp black peppercorn
3 bay leaves
approx. 1/4 cup cooking oil
- Place oil in the pan (has to be a lot to fry the chicken) on high heat. Heat the oil for about a minute.
- Change the heat to medium and place the chicken and gizzard to fry. Make a well in the middle of the pan and place all the garlic in it. Place the onion slices on top of the chicken and gizzard.
- Continue frying the meats until they become golden. When they’ve become golden, add the soy sauce, bay leaves and peppercorns then mix everything.
- When everything’s mixed add the vinegar and let the whole thing reach to a boil. When it’s boiled over, lower the heat.
- If you want to change the taste a bit just add vinegar or soy sauce according to preference.
- Serve with cooked white rice.